The Atlantic has retracted a story about competitive niche sports, two weeks after publication in its November 2020 magazine, by replacing the original story with an over 900-word retraction notice and apology from the editor.
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Work to combat digital disinformation has overly focused on political fakery allowing bogus health and science theories to flourish says a popular journalism blog, Nieman Lab.
A popular disinformation blog has taken aim at social media influencers saying they have the power to reach millions of followers and should be more aware of their responsibility.
Fake news and conspiracy peddler revealed to use more than 200 aggregator sites to push fabrications
Another network of fake news and conspiracy pushers has been outed by a service aimed at protecting internet users, NewsGuard.
Facebook is often considered a leading purveyor of fake news, but a small-scale study in the US shows that this is unlikely to show up in the top 10 of a person’s feed.
The defeated President of the United States of America plans to start a right-wing media service to challenge the Murdoch-owned Fox News according to news reports.
A report release in November by the European research project, Media for Democracy Monitor, says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted investigative journalism.